Jump to content

  • Curse Sites
Help
- - - - -

Does Arcane Shield Proc Elemental Surge?


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 ultra_nubstress

ultra_nubstress

    Fahrar Cub

  • Members
  • 18 posts
  • Guild Tag:[DSM]
  • Server:Blackgate

Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

Hi,

As the title states. I was just wondering if arcane shield procs elemental surge in any way. Either upon striking arcane shield or when it explodes after 3 hits.

#2 AetherMcLoud

AetherMcLoud

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 914 posts
  • Location:127.0.0.1
  • Guild Tag:[DGN]
  • Server:Elona Reach

Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Not AFAIK. Arcane Power doesn't either. Which makes elemental surge an even worse grandmaster trait than it already is :/

#3 LordVeon

LordVeon

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Guild Tag:[GWSI]
  • Server:Gandara

Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

It does proc when the shield explodes.

Also, as an interesting fact, Arcane Wave procs Surge on your target at any distance. :)

#4 Yashimata

Yashimata

    Fahrar Cub

  • Members
  • 44 posts

Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

View PostLordVeon, on 15 October 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

It does proc when the shield explodes.

Also, as an interesting fact, Arcane Wave procs Surge on your target at any distance. :)

Patch notes October 22nd:

Elementalist:
  • Fixed arcane wave from activating elemental surge beyond the intended range
  • Nerfed something you care about
  • Didn't fix any bugs that hinder the class


#5 LordVeon

LordVeon

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Guild Tag:[GWSI]
  • Server:Gandara

Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

Well I dunno, it worked on golems an hour ago. :)

EDIT: Oh a future patch. :D Yeah that's probably how it's gonna be. :(

Edited by LordVeon, 15 October 2012 - 09:24 PM.


#6 ultra_nubstress

ultra_nubstress

    Fahrar Cub

  • Members
  • 18 posts
  • Guild Tag:[DSM]
  • Server:Blackgate

Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

View PostLordVeon, on 15 October 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

It does proc when the shield explodes.

Does anyone know if this is true? I tried to test it on the NPC's in HoM and it didn't seem to work. I could have been out of range or something dumb like that though.

#7 LordVeon

LordVeon

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 5 posts
  • Guild Tag:[GWSI]
  • Server:Gandara

Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

Here's a short unedited video of both procs:

Watch for the chill as the Shield explodes and when I trigger Wave way out of its range.

Edited by LordVeon, 15 October 2012 - 09:01 PM.


#8 MaximumSquid

MaximumSquid

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 366 posts

Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

Maybe offtopic, but it's worth mentioning that Arcane Shield will remove itself after 3 hits underwater, but does not explode

Update: Will not proc E-Surge underwater
Update2: If you activate it underwater and go onto land it will explode and proc E-Surge

-

Edited by MaximumSquid, 15 October 2012 - 09:51 PM.


#9 ultra_nubstress

ultra_nubstress

    Fahrar Cub

  • Members
  • 18 posts
  • Guild Tag:[DSM]
  • Server:Blackgate

Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

Thanks. All the comments definitely help.

#10 Prescia

Prescia

    Pale Tree Seedling

  • New Members
  • 6 posts

Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

View PostAetherMcLoud, on 15 October 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

Not AFAIK. Arcane Power doesn't either. Which makes elemental surge an even worse grandmaster trait than it already is :/
Arcane power DOES proc elemental surge, though =x.

#11 Vanillea

Vanillea

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 448 posts
  • Guild Tag:[EDGE]

Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:42 PM

Arcane Power procs Elemental Surge five times....... So yeah,.....

#12 kilger

kilger

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 551 posts
  • Server:Dragonbrand

Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

Is elemental surge that good to take the trait for shield?  I have lots of burning already, seems a bit weaksauce.

#13 AetherMcLoud

AetherMcLoud

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 914 posts
  • Location:127.0.0.1
  • Guild Tag:[DGN]
  • Server:Elona Reach

Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

I get it I get it. When I tried it I simply tried when using the skills, not when the shield gets destroyed or one of the spells from power hits :)

#14 Varun

Varun

    Asuran Acolyte

  • Members
  • 53 posts

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

View Postkilger, on 19 October 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:

Is elemental surge that good to take the trait for shield?  I have lots of burning already, seems a bit weaksauce.

You take it mostly for the blind imo.

I stay in lightning as my "main" attunement to arc out from and can basically stack blind 3 or even four times in a row (lblinding flash -> 2X arcane skills --> blinding flash), which in itself is a nice bit of defence, especially against thiefs and such you can basically avoid a large portion of their initital burst.

You can also use it to cripple or chill escaping enemies etc.

I'm in the process of testing out how it works with arcane shield, it does work on the last blow. Not sure if it works with final shielding as well.

Edited by Varun, 21 October 2012 - 09:17 PM.


#15 Varun

Varun

    Asuran Acolyte

  • Members
  • 53 posts

Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

Doesn't work with final shielding or the 75% health arcane power talent.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users